"Jane came to Tucson in 1970 and worked for 3 days in the
Men's Dept. at Levy's. She's a grade school substitute teacher,
Music Director at KWFM and the only full time woman jock in Arizona."
from a full page print ad, circa 1974.
A native of Long Island, NY, Janie moved to Tucson after completing college.
"I started in late 1971 as Traffic Manager and then did news and worked up to
a few hours on air middays. By 1973 I was doing morning drive and was Music
Director. They tell me I was the first full-time (English-speaking) female
disc jockey in Arizona.
"Mark Young was my mentor. He believed in my love of the business and in
my talent. One night while he was on the air and I was hanging around the
station after work, he asked me if I would run the board for him while he
went for a sandwich. Naturally, I said I would. I later discovered he had
just gone down to his car, turned on the radio and left me alone for an HOUR!!
After that, he gave me a little news show and it went on from there.
"One of my favorite memories of the period was the Kite Flying Contests.
I think there were two or three of them. We all got together in one of
Tucson's arroyos, everybody made kites and flew them. We had live music
from local bands and prizes for the best kites. Good times."